April 2023

These features and Databricks platform improvements were released in April 2023.


Releases are staged. Your Databricks account might not be updated until a week or more after the initial release date.

Databricks Marketplace (Public Preview): an open marketplace for data, analytics, and AI

April 27, 2023

You can now use Databricks Marketplace to discover, access, and deploy hundreds of data products into your AI and analytics workflows. Databricks Marketplace takes advantage of Delta Sharing to provide secure and seamless sharing of both free and commercial data products across any cloud or region. See What is Databricks Marketplace?.

Configure the Python formatter

April 25, 2023

For files and notebooks in Databricks Repos, you can now configure the Python formatter based on a Black specification. See Python black formatter library.

Workspace files are GA

April 24, 2023

You can now work with non-notebook files in Databricks. Workspaces files are enabled by default in all workspaces. See What are workspace files?.

Cluster-scoped init scripts can now be stored in workspace files

April 24, 2023

You can now store cluster-scoped init scripts in workspace files, regardless of Databricks Runtime version used by your compute. Databricks recommends storing all cluster-scoped init scripts in workspace files. See Store init scripts in workspace files.

New Delta Sharing privileges enable delegation of share, recipient, and provider management tasks

April 18, 2023

The new privileges USE SHARE, USE RECIPIENT, USE PROVIDER, and SET SHARE PERMISSION enable delegation of share, recipient, and provider management tasks that would otherwise require the metastore admin role or object ownership. These privileges enable you to limit the number of users who have the powerful metastore admin role. See Privilege types that apply only to Delta Sharing or Databricks Marketplace.

Databricks Connect V2 (Public Preview)

April 17, 2023

Beginning with Databricks Runtime 13.0, Databricks Connect builds upon Spark Connect, enabling developers to use the power of Databricks and their IDE of choice to interactively develop and debug their code in any Databricks workspace.

New cluster metrics UI

April 14, 2023

Clusters that use Databricks Runtime 13.0 and above have access to the new cluster metrics UI. This feature replaces Ganglia as the cluster metrics monitoring tool. The new cluster metrics UI includes a live view of cluster performance and custom minute-by-minute historical views. For more information, see View compute metrics.

Databricks Runtime 13.0 is GA

April 14, 2023

Databricks Runtime 13.0 and Databricks Runtime 13.0 ML are now generally available.

See Databricks Runtime 13.0 (unsupported) and Databricks Runtime 13.0 for Machine Learning (unsupported).

Control access to the account console by IP address ranges (Public Preview)

April 17, 2023

Databricks account console now supports IP access lists to control access to the account console by IP address ranges, similar to the existing support for IP access lists for workspaces. Use either an account console UI or a REST API to manage access. See Configure IP access lists for the account console.

When Databricks blocks a request, Databricks generates a new event in the account-level audit logs with service accounts and event accountIpAclsValidationFailed. See Audit log reference.

Databricks Terraform provider updated to version 1.14.3

April 14, 2023

Version 1.14.3 adds exporter support for databricks_sql_alert, adds support for notifications in databricks_pipeline, and more. For more details, see the changelog for version 1.14.3.

Audit log entries for changed admin settings for workspaces and accounts

April 14, 2023

There are now audit log events for changes to some admin settings in the workspace-level logs (for workspace admin settings) and the account-level logs (for account admin settings). Within the accounts service for both types of logs, the new event action names are deleteSetting and setSetting. See Audit log reference. Not all settings generate auditable events.

Workspaces with security profile or ESM include audit logs rows for system and monitor logs

April 14, 2023

For a workspace that uses the compliance security profile (required for some compliance standards such as FedRAMP, PCI, and HIPAA) or enhanced security monitoring, there are new audit log events for the system log and monitor log. See Additional security monitoring events.

Databricks Terraform provider updated to versions 1.14.1 and 1.14.2

April 4-6, 2023

Version 1.14.1 excludes roles in SCIM API list calls to reduce load on the Databricks SCIM service, and more. Version 1.14.2 adds a SQL file task to the databricks_job resource, fixes several bugs, and more. For more details, see the changelog for versions 1.14.1 and 1.14.2.

Combined SQL user settings and general user settings

April 3-5, 2023

The SQL user settings have been combined with the general workspace user settings to create a unified experience for workspace users. All SQL user settings are now accessed from Settings:

  • The Password tab is now the Account & Password tab.

  • The Query snippets tab is visible to users with the SQL entitlement.

Legacy notebook visualizations deprecated

April 4, 2023

Creation and editing of legacy notebook visualizations are deprecated and will be removed from the product soon. Existing legacy visualizations will continue to be rendered. Details will appear in notifications within the product.

Create or modify table from file upload page supports JSON file uploads

April 3, 2023

The Create or modify table from file upload page now supports JSON file uploads. For more information, see Create or modify a table using file upload.